My friend Debbie passed a beautiful vintage woolen cardigan on to me! Winter is on it's way here in the Southern Hemisphere, so I wanted to make it into a pair of warm and welcoming cushion covers for my living room!
I decided to dye the knit first. I placed the jersey in a pot of boiling red dye on my stove top. This, plus the machine wash afterwards had the effect of felting the knit and firming it up.
Once this was done, I found some moth holes, so I had to cut sections out around these. This meant that I had to patchwork the good sections together again. I did this with a loose herringbone stitch on top and over-stitching on the back.I drew an apple and pear shape onto a piece of interlining, which I ironed onto the back of the knit. This gave me the guidelines for stitching the buttons on.
I backed the cushion covers with a black and white stripe and have filled them with feather inners!Time to snuggle up!